Thanks to Maxine Hoyle for the following review…
Rock band The Cult proved they still have a ‘cult’ following after their sell out performance at the Tivoli theatre in Brisbane on Wednesday. 15 years after gracing our shores as part of the Big Day Out in 1995.
The tour 'Love Live', showcasing the entire 1985 album 'Love’, showed fans it was worth the wait.
Performing in front of a backdrop of psychedelic and American Indian imagery, flickering on the big screen, and lead by front man Ian Astbury, dressed in typical rock star attire complete with leather jacket and dark sunglasses, The Cult began the show with hits such as 'Rain’ and the ever popular hit 'She Sells Sanctuary', along with other tunes from the album 'Love'. During the performance Astbury played the tambourine, which was thrown into the crowd and caught by one lucky fan.
After a short break, the band returned to treat their fans to hits from subsequent albums including 'Firewoman’’ and 'Wildflower,' which saw the audience launch into head banging and air punching moments after hearing the familiar guitar riffs.
The band finished on a high note with 'Love Removal Machine’, to the delight of discerning fans, who were ecstatic that The Cult had returned after such a long absence.
Review by Maxine Hoyle